VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 18, 2011) - Apella Resources Inc. (TSX VENTURE:APA)(OTCQX:APAFF)(FRANKFURT:NWN) is very pleased to announce the appointment of Dennis Bordin, P.Eng to the Board of Directors effective September 1, 2011. Mr. Bordin is registered as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario and is an active member of The Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada and the American Institute of Mining Engineers.
Mr. Bordin, P.Eng, of Timmins, Ontario, is a professional mining engineer with 30 years of experience in the industry. He has experience in all aspects of the business both domestically and internationally, including mineral exploration, mine feasibility, open-pit/underground operations, smelting and refining.
Dennis possesses a wealth of knowledge in the area of international procurement and logistics of mineral feeds for processing in Canadian smelting operations.
Mr. Bordin worked on northern Labrador iron ore projects with the Iron Ore Company of Canada dealing with development and logistics of mining in a remote sensitive area. With the discovery of the renowned Kidd Creek deposit by TexasGulf near Timmins, Ontario he worked for TexasGulf on the open-pit and underground transformation. Later with Falconbridge Limited (third largest nickel producer in the world and owners of the Raglan Ni-PGM and Kidd Creek Zn-Polymetallic Mine and Met plant, the deepest copper/zinc mine in the world) he focused on environmental issues affecting the operation of large metallurgical complexes, in particular, in the control of sulphur dioxide emission control and acid plants in Canada.
While with Falconbridge and Noranda, Mr. Bordin was a key team member and instrumental in the international procurement and negotiation of base metal feeds for smelting and refining at the Canadian processing site. Also with the Falconbridge and Noranda group he was a key player in the contract negotiation and logistics for the movement of Chilean copper concentrate feed from Collahausi (world's largest copper mine and one of the newest) to Canada for treatment over a 10-year period.
Mr. Bordin headed up a privately held exploration group and has had joint ventures with Texasgulf, Northgate, Cominco, Noranda and Rubicon Resources.
He served as Chairman for the International Cadmium Council (Washington D.C.) and served on numerous mining committees dealing with closure, environment, health and sensitive mining areas.
Mr. Bordin, P.Eng commented, "I am very pleased to be joining the Board of Apella at this pivotal time when it is about to develop two very significant Vanadium-Iron-Titanium deposits in Quebec."
Apella's Chairman Patrick O'Brien stated, "Mr. Bordin brings many years of valuable experience in the operation of open pit mines to our team. He is also very experienced in the environmental aspects affecting Canadian mining operations and will prove instrumental as we move the Lac Dore and Iron-T deposits forward toward production."
Mr. Brian Adams, FCGA, a director of Apella Resources since 2002, has relinquished his position to enable Mr. Bordin's appointment. The Company would like to thank Brian for his contribution of time and expertise over the past nine years, while serving on our Company's Board.
Brian will continue to serve Apella in his capacity of Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Adams, FCGA, a resident of British Columbia, Canada, is a Certified General Accountant and has been a Principal in a highly respected independent accounting firm since 1968. Mr. Adams was elected a 'Fellow' of the Canadian CGA Association in 1974, a Life Member of the CGA Association of B.C in 1978 and received the Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal in 1977 for service to his profession. He has served on the Board of Governors of the CGA Association of B.C. and the Board of Directors of CGA Canada; as President of the CGA Association of B.C. and Chairman of CGA Canada; served as one of three Canadian representatives to the International Federation of Accountants; has been appointed a member of the Auditor Certification Board of B.C. and served as Chairman. Mr. Adams, in addition to many years of accounting experience, has considerable experience in supervising and conducting audits of Credit Unions, Trust Accounts and commercial ventures. He is an 'Accepted Expert Witness' by various Courts in Valuation and Accounting matters, and has served as a Court Appointed Receiver on numerous occasions.
Additional information will be contained on the Company's website at www.apellaresources.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF APELLA RESOURCES INC.
Patrick D. O'Brien, ICD.D - Director
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